Monday, February 19, 2018
Public safety

2 found dead in Zephyrhills mobile home; drug overdose suspected

ZEPHYRHILLS — Pasco sheriff's deputies are investigating the deaths of a 47-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man found Thursday night in the bathroom of their mobile home.

Deputies have not released the names of the man or the woman. They think the two may have died from a drug overdose.

Though no foul play was suspected, deputies consider the deaths "suspicious."

"Any time you find two people dead, in a bathroom, with their ages, at the same time, that's suspicious," department spokesman Kevin Doll said.

It's not clear if the suspected overdoses were intentional.

Jeffrey Geiger owns the Minnesota Avenue mobile home in which the bodies were found.

He said he rented the home to a woman named Tina Getz. She has lived there for three years with her stepson, who Geiger knew as Earl.

Getz's husband was older than her, and died a year or so ago, Geiger said.

Geiger and neighbors said Getz recently had part of a leg amputated after a grease burn she endured working at a fast-food restaurant.

Times researcher Shirl Kennedy contributed to this report. Helen Anne Travis can be reached at [email protected] or (352) 521-6518.

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